SELF HELP RESOURCE - Self Development / Stress Management


Here are a few changes one can incorporate into the daily routine to manage stress better. 

• Make a ‘To Do' list. Make a realistic prioritized checklist each day and tick it off as you go along. This will help you feel more in control. 

• Practice letting go. The next time you find yourself becoming annoyed at something trivial, make a conscious effort not to get upset. Do not allow yourself to waste thought and energy where it isn't deserved. 

• Look away. Keep a reminder to take a break every half an hour from staring at your computer screen. Close your eyes, blink rapidly, wash them with cool water, or look at something other than the screen. 

• Sit up straight. Bad posture can lead to muscle tension, pain, and increased stress. Hold your head and shoulders upright and avoid stooping or slumping. Take a few minutes every hour to stretch your back, shoulder, and neck muscles. 

• Don't go hungry. Eat small, nutritious snacks and drink plenty of water. Even though you may not have noticed it yet, hunger or dehydration can increase feelings of stress. 

• Breathe slowly and deeply. Before reacting to a stressful occurrence, take three deep breaths and release them slowly. 

• Speak slowly. When stressed, there is a tendency to speak fast and breathlessly. Slowing down your speech helps you think more clearly and react more reasonably to stressful situations. 

• Look at something relaxing. Use a calming picture or motivational quote as your wallpaper which will help you relax when you look at it throughout the day. 

• Plan something rewarding for the end of your stressful day. It could be something simple like a favourite TV program, time to read, or playing with the dog or the kids. Remember that you need time to recharge and energize yourself to be better prepared to face another stressful day. 

It may help you to take the Stress Audit to understand what specifically is causing your current stress. You can then work towards dealing with these issues. If you would like to discuss this further, do contact a counsellor. 

If you would like to discuss this further or need some help or support in this or any other area, our counsellors would be happy to help. 


Latest Comments

change2me on 14 Aug 2022, 22:14 PM

Parenting is like bow and arrow, where Parents play the key role of bringing their experience like pushing the arrow behind before it hits the forward length

change2me on 14 Aug 2022, 22:11 PM

Parenting is like bow and arrow, where Parents play the key role of bringing their experience like pushing the arrow behind before it hits the forward length

Believer85 on 16 Jun 2021, 12:37 PM

Awesome read! nice suggestions

LavanyaChadha on 24 Aug 2020, 23:18 PM

This is a great article. Many a times, parents tend to even complete the pending homework/projects of their children as they don\'t want their child to face any negative repercussions which in turn makes the child dependent and carefree instead. It is important to understand that instead of being made dependent, the child should be made to feel empowered.

samgn1234 on 17 Jul 2019, 16:44 PM

very nice article . Eye opener in some cases

Raghu1008 on 22 Mar 2016, 10:39 AM

The article is nice. Happy that from being I am not a helicopter parent. Thought we are not helicopter parents but we face challenges from grandparents which they would have missed out on us. I think this article is good read for grandparents also as they tend to pamper their grandchildren.

ok2y2k on 25 Feb 2016, 10:47 AM

nice article. enjoyed reading it.

264274 on 25 Feb 2016, 05:27 AM

good one ..

bharathija on 25 Feb 2016, 04:43 AM

Nice Points!

195350 on 23 Feb 2016, 11:39 AM

thank you giving this info